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RAMONA SARIDAKIS

Senior

Distance

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cardinal Newman HS)

 

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES: 1
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOORS

800m: 2:16.89 - 2000 Fast Times Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
1000m: 2:57.35 - 2000 Penn State Qualifier, Gainesville, Fla.
Mile: 4:55.33b - 2000 PSU Qualifier, Gainesville, Fla.
3000m: 9:50.70b - 2000 SEC Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
5000m: 17:10.54b- 2000 SEC Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOORS
1500m: 4:33.34- 1999 SEC Quad, Gainesville, Fla.
3000m: 9:46.40- 2000 Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.
5000m: 17:25.09- 2000 SEC Championships, Baton Rouge, La.

2000 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 2:16.89 (800m), 2:57.35 (1000m), 4:33.84 (1500m), 4:55.33 (Mile), 9:46.40 (3000m) and 17:10.54 (5000m) (17:25.09 outdoors)... Competed in 11 meets (Six Indoors, Five Outdoors)... Sixth in the SEC Outdoor Championships 3000m, 10:00.14; seventh in the 5000m, 17:25.09... 20th in the Penn Relays championship 3000m, 9:46.40 - Personal Best... 24th in the Mt. SAC Relays 3000m, 10:01.14... 2nd in the Florida Relays collegiate 1500m, 4:37.04; ninth in the invitational 3000m, 10:00.58... Fifth in the SEC Indoor Championships 5000m, 17:10.54 - Personal Best; seventh in the 3000m, 9:50.70- Indoor Best.

1999 CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in six meets...Finished third for the Gators and 22nd overall at the NCAA South Regions in 17:39.12, a new personal best by over 27 seconds; also earned her second all-region honors with her 22nd place finish... Placed third for the Gators and 23rd overall at the SEC Championships in 18:42.90...Finished fourth for the Gators at the Pre-NCAA meet... Was ninth at the Gator Invitational in 18:36.98... Earned her seventh career top-10 with a 10th place finish at the Crimson Classic in 18:43.31... Won her first career cross country victory at the Nike Twi-Light, taking first place in 18:31.68.

1999 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 4:33.34 (1500m), 5:04.84 (Mile), 9:57.10 (3000m) (9:59.39 Indoors) and 17:39.84 (5000m)... Eighth in the SEC Outdoor championships 5000m, 17:39.84; ninth in the 3000m, 10:18.08... Second in the Florida Relays Distance Medley Relay (Leadoff leg), 11:33.45... Fourth in the SEC Indoor Championship 3000m, 10:00.16.

1999 WINS (1): (o) Sea Ray Relays (4/10) 3000m: 9:57.10.

1998 CROSS COUNTRY: Took second place, a career best finish, in the Nike Twi-Light Invitational with a time of 18:30.90...Was kept out of much of the season due to a stress fracture in her left leg.

1998 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 5:00.29 (mile) and 10:01.16 (3000m)... Did not compete outdoors.

1997 CROSS COUNTRY: Finished in 22 place at the South Regional Championships in 18:15.50 earning her first career all region honors... Posted a personal-best time of 18:06.7 at the Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships, earning her first All-SEC honor by placing 15th.

1997 AS A FRESHMAN: Bests of 2:17.25 (800m), 4:56.44 (mile) and 10:21.50 (3000m)... Seventh at the SEC Indoor Championships mile, 4:56.44... Did not compete during the outdoor season due to injuries.

1996 CROSS COUNTRY: Finished in 24th(18:53.8) place for the SEC Cross Country Champion Gators.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: An accomplished high school runner in cross country and track...Four-time state champion in the 3,200m...Three-time state champion in the 1,600m...In 1995, captured first place in 3,200m and 1,600m at the Meet of State Champions in Clearwater...Finished 22nd at the 1993 Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego...Helped Cardinal Newman to 1995 State Championship in cross country.

PERSONAL: Born January 28, 1978... Mother is Vanessa Saridakis... Has two brothers, Artemis and Alexander... A 1996 graduate of Cardinal Newman High School...Member of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and...Also considered Notre Dame, Purdue, Alabama and North Carolina State before selecting UF.

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